World’s Skinniest Skyscraper In New York

New York-based architecture practice SHoP Architects has completed its new skinny skyscraper in New York City, which is dubbed the world’s skinniest skyscraper and the second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

Named 111 West 57th Street, the 1,428-feet (435-metre) skyscraper, which was completed last week, started to accept its residents to move in.

111 West 57th Street

For comparison, the Burj Khalifa is 45 meters wide, while New York’s 432 Park Avenue is 28.5 meters

The height-to-width ratio is 24:1, meaning it’s considered the world’s thinnest supertall skyscraper.

111 West 57th Street

Aerial Footage of 111 West 57th, Steinway Tower

The evolution of the tower’s form

image via SHoP Architects

The building’s bronze and terracotta façade reference New York’s art deco history, with slender mullions that curve upwards towards the crown.